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Waylon is an English boy’s baby name meaning “land beside the road”. The name is forever tied to the legacy of famous country singer-songwriter Waylon Jennings who contributed to the rise of the name’s popularity in the 70’s and early 80’s.

Meaning of the name Waylon:

English: land beside the road
Germanic: skilled, artful

Origin of the name Waylon:

Waylon is a variant of the boy’s baby name Wayland of English origin. Waylon means “land beside the road”. It derives from the Old Germanic name Wieland meaning “skilled or artful”.

Symbolism of the name Waylon:

Waylon as a name is tied to the road and travel. Whether the road is rocky or smooth, walking it is the only path forward.

Style of the name Waylon:


Gender of the name Waylon:

Waylon is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Waylon:


Number of syllables in the name Waylon:


Emotion evoked from the name Waylon:

Waylon evokes feelings of independence and creativity.

Alternative spellings for the name Waylon:

Weylon, Waylen

Nicknames for the name Waylon:

  • Way
  • Wayne
  • Lonnie
  • Lenny

Popularity of the name Waylon:

According to the Social Security Administration, Waylon is a baby name that appeared in the top 1000 in 1963 but did not begin to rise in popularity until the early 2000’s. The name peaked in 2020 ranking at #103.

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Famous people with the name Waylon:

  • Waylon Jennings (American musician)
  • Waylon Jennings Jr. (American singer-songwriter)
  • Waylon Biljerk (Dutch musician)
  • Waylon Francis (Costa Rican footballer)

Waylons in popular culture:

  • Waylon Smithers (television, “The Simpsons”)
  • Waylon Jones (Batman franchise)
  • Waylon Flood (television, “American Gothic”)
  • Waylon Park (video games, “Outlast” )
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